Questions & Answers
Q: Why would I submit my work to Journal of Educators Online?
A: Journal of Educators Online (JEO) is a scholarly journal dedicated to the needs of online educators world-wide. JEO's readership is composed of online educators, students and policymakers ensuring rapid use of the published articles. To help with article dissemination, we are indexed with;
Q: What is unique about the Journal of Educators Online?
A: Journal of Educators Online is forward looking, seeking original manuscripts addressing the development, delivery, and management of Computer Mediated Learning (CML) which encompasses e-learning, distance learning, virtual learning, blended learning and mobile learning in the Arts, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Sciences, and Social Sciences. The areas of pedagogy, content, technical and organizational issues are within the scope of the journal. JEO's primary strength lies in its multidisciplinary scope and global reach in online-learning, a discipline maturing and growing in importance and application every day.
Q: What is Computer Mediated Learning (CML)?
A: Computer-mediated learning occurs when an individual interactively learns (formally or informally, synchronously or asynchronously) about material via computer means where the learning materials and pedagogy are developed to take advantage of the available technologies.
The goal of CML is to remove the barriers of time and place in the facilitation of learning. The interactive learning relationship empowers students with control over (a) when and what they view, hear, or read, (b) the pace of their learning, and (c) requests for additional information from other student(s) or instructor(s) via the same or other media. Further, the medium to learn is any technology-based conduit connecting instructors and/or educational materials with students, which may (a) change in nature over time (e.g., from personal computer to podcast), (b) include non-electronic interventions (blended learning), and (c) facilitate instructor-student interaction both in real time (synchronously) and in different times (asynchronously). The extent of formality ranges from formal learning in a class setting to informal learning (browsing, surfing), such as lifetime learning, which may be incidental to, or a complementary feature of, formal learning.
Q: What is the nature of the review process?
A: The review process is external and double-blind. In simple English, the two reviewers selected to review your material are not directly associated with the Editor and are provided no information as to the identity, rank or affiliation of the author/s. The reviewers offer written recommendations to the Editor who will, with rare exception, follow the reviewer recommendation. In all cases, the Editor’s decision is final and binding.
Q: How long does the review process take?
A: From the time your paper is received by the editor to the time you are notified of the paper’s acceptance or rejection will take between 4 and 6 weeks.
Q: What is the manuscript acceptance rate?
A: 20% to 25%.
Q: Which software should a paper be submitted in?
A: We prefer papers submitted in WORD, or as a Rich Text Format (RTF), and as an e-mail attachment. Please remove any translation software from your submission. Submit the manuscript to the Editor, Ruth Gannon Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Which style guide should I use to format my paper for the JEO?
A: Please use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Q: Who holds copyright?
A: As a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals, there is no copyright restriction for non-commercial use as long as a full reference is given for each article's author/s and the Journal of Educators Online.